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Reddit, the so-called Internet’s front page, will launch a new venture called UPVOTED, a news site that aggregates top stories from its community. Despite its name, there will be no way users can upvote stories on the standalone news site. The newly launched site will pull interesting content on news, sports, animals, and lifestyle issues from Reddit communities– pretty much all of the internet’s top stories – and put it on the site where users can neither vote/downvote or comment. Upvoted will be run by an editorial team of aro...
Finally, the day has arrived when tech giant Google rolls out its final Android Marshmallow release, the latest OS version for android. If you own a Nexus device or a Nexus player, you will be able to scribble through this new version, after downloading OTA (Over-the-air) update of Android Marshmallow. All you need to do is open the setting app, click ‘about tablet’, and select ‘system updates.’ If this service remains unavailable to you still, you can flash manually the factory image of Android Marshmallow on your Nexus device. For o...
Eutelsat Communications, a French satellite operator company and the social media goliath Facebook declared earlier on Monday, that they are integrating in order to work closely on their mission to bring broadband internet via satellite in sub-Saharan Africa’s more than fourteen countries. Both the organizations revealed that they have tied a multi-year contract with Spacecom, a satellite communication company, to utilize AMOS-6 satellite’s intact payload broadband and deliver coverage to larger parts of sub-Saharan Africa. It will id...
Network security firm, Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new malware, monikered YiSpecter that infects iOS devices by abusing private APIs. Most affected users live in China and Taiwan. Once YiSpecter infects a phone, it can install unwanted apps; replacing genuine apps with ones it has downloaded, send user information back to its server. It can force apps to show full-screen advertisements, change default search engines and bookmarks. The malware automatically reappears even after users manually delete it from their iOS devi...
Friday afternoon, Google officially reincarnated into Alphabet its parent company. Not only did the company bid adieu to its former name, but it also ditched the age-old, “Don’t be evil” well-known motto, replacing it with, “Do the right thing.” The new parent company, Alphabet, has drafted a new set of protocols and code of conduct, and posted yesterday in the afternoon for employees. The famous quote was absent from the post, which gave the clear idea of the replacement. The codes of conduct are remarkably different from the pred...
This week, Microsoft has come up with its new feature for Outlook, that is, “‘thumbs up’ (Like) and @mention”, as it has decided to bridge the gap between the social media networks and email services. Yesterday, the Tech Goliath announced its plans to further upgrade Microsoft Outlook, the service that caught a huge amount of popularity after its release for an iPhone upgrade client previously by Microsoft. It included exact features from the social media giants Twitter and Facebook. Now, that the features have arrived in ema...
First the US, and now it’s turn for the UK. Starbucks first began the pre- ordering system for the customers in the US to order food and drinks, but only last month the application was made available to both Android and iOS users all over the country. Meanwhile, the coffee mammoth has finally made up their mind to include the Brits, by rolling out Mobile Order & Pay from today across 150 flagship stores in London. Starbucks launched this feature for pre-ordering their items in the United States in December, ever since then it has ...
Amazon has finally unveiled latest tablet, Amazon Fire HD 8, from its lineup. Just like an amusement park, the FIRE HD 8 is a fun for the entire family. The tablet offers multiple features that serve all the age group. In order to truly unleash the potential of this tablet, you need to be subscribed to Amazon Prime. This account provides you an access to a large number of TV shows, movies, and free games that you can easily download on your tablet. The addition of Kindle, offers a large variety of books to select and download. ...
Blackphone 2? Founded by Geeksphone and Silent Circle, the Blackphone was power packed with lots of impressive technical privacy features in order to help keep customers secure and safe. It is claimed to be the world’s first ever secure by design mobile handset that offered default full device encryption. Now they have launched the Blackphone 2, its successor, which operates almost in a same but with updated and improved specifications. This runs on PrivatOS that is a Security-Conscious Android and comes preloaded with the phone, pri...
When two Russian émigré scientists, Andrei Geim, and Kostya Novoselov won their joint Nobel Prize in physics in 2010, they were applauded by the Nobel committee for their spirit of fleeting playfulness. It was one of the idiosyncrasies of the way the duo worked together. Playing with Scotch tape on a Friday afternoon might sound like a foolish thing to do, but that’s how the scientist-dyad at the University of Manchester chose to explore the electrical properties of tiny flakes of carbon graphite. It was not long before, the nutty ...